senate Bill S6055

Signed By Governor
2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to coverage for oral chemotherapy

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Archive: Last Bill Status Via A8906 - Signed by Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 17, 2012 signed chap.12
Feb 07, 2012 delivered to governor
Feb 06, 2012 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.12
substituted for s6055
Feb 06, 2012 substituted by a8906
Jan 09, 2012 ordered to third reading cal.12
reported and committed to rules
Jan 04, 2012 referred to insurance

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S6055 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8906
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง3216, 3221 & 4303, Ins L

S6055 - Summary

Relates to coverage for oral chemotherapy.

S6055 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  6055

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 4, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Insurance

AN ACT to amend the insurance law,  in  relation  to  coverage  of  oral
  chemotherapy treatment

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Paragraph 12-a of subsection (i) of  section  3216  of  the
insurance  law,  as added by chapter 559 of the laws of 2011, is amended
to read as follows:
  (12-a) (A) Every policy delivered or issued for delivery in this state
that provides medical,  major  medical,  or  similar  comprehensive-type
coverage and provides coverage for prescription drugs and also [provide]
PROVIDES coverage for cancer chemotherapy treatment shall provide cover-
age  for  [a]  prescribed,  orally  administered anticancer [medication]
MEDICATIONS used to kill or slow the  growth  of  cancerous  cells  [and
shall  apply  the lower cost sharing of either (i) anticancer medication
under the prescription drug benefit  or  (ii)].  SUCH  COVERAGE  MAY  BE
SUBJECT  TO  CO-PAYS,  COINSURANCE  OR  DEDUCTIBLES,  PROVIDED  THAT THE
CO-PAYS, COINSURANCE OR DEDUCTIBLES ARE AT  LEAST  AS  FAVORABLE  TO  AN
INSURED  AS THE CO-PAYS, COINSURANCE OR DEDUCTIBLES THAT APPLY TO COVER-
AGE  FOR  intravenous  or  injected  anticancer  medications.  [For  the
purposes  of  this section "cost sharing" shall include co-pays, coinsu-
rance, and deductibles as deemed appropriate by the superintendent.]
  (B) An insurer providing coverage under this paragraph and any partic-
ipating entity through which the insurer offers  health  services  shall
not:
  (i) vary the terms of the policy for the purpose or with the effect of
avoiding compliance with this paragraph;
  (ii) provide incentives (monetary or otherwise) to encourage a covered
person  to accept less than the minimum protections available under this
paragraph;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13718-01-1

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